Dubai today invited the United Nations to relocate to the Emirate from New York. I think there are a lot of things to reccomend such a move. Firstly the climate is better than New York, at least it is during the diplomatic season. There is plenty of avaliable real estate both residential and commercial as well as a lot of empty hotel rooms and conference space. They're not wrong that there really are world class international airline connections to Dubai it is a pretty central location for a larger number of the member countries, centrally located near the center of the Euraisan/Afrian landmass.
There are a few issues though, and I'm not going to mention the regional ones such as being within missile range of certain nations upon which it may impose sanctions. Large sections of the UN Websites have been blocked including sections of the UNHCR and Human Rights groups. The screen you would get would say that these sites had been blocked because they conflicted with the moral and cultural values of the UAE but I think it might have more to do with certain critical comments made. These sites may have become unblocked since I left the Emirates but I don't know. Regardless it might be hard for those sections to do their work without access to the internet.
Another issue that will arise is SALIC, the speeding monitoring devices in Dubai. UN diplomats are used to ignoring fines and petty debts to their hosts here in New York City. Anybody who bounces a check to SALIC though may well see the inside of a jail cell in Dubai.
The most interesting part of this story though is how I found it. One of my favorite Bloomberg functions is NI ODD