I get requests all the time from iOS app developers asking me to write about their stuff. Well, it\u2019s a lucky day for Leading Brands JLT of Dubai. The company has an app called Dubai 2012 ($1.99).\n\tHere is the app\u2019s description: \u201cDubai 2012 is a feature-rich digital travel book for the iPad. Packed full of information about the hottest restaurants, trendiest bars and most luxurious hotels, Dubai 2012 gives savvy travelers unique insights into this bustling city through video and web features.\u201d\n\tNow here\u2019s a picture you probably won\u2019t be seeing on the app:\n\tYou\u2019re looking at inmates in a Dubai prison.\n\tIn contrast to the man-made islands, ski slopes in the desert and other worldly spectacles, a very old value system persists that you will never see in a mobile travel app \u2013 and it's one that can get Americans in a heap of trouble.\n\tA friend told me that a drunk driving arrest (that is, consuming any amount of alcohol) will lead to an automatic six-month prison term without a trial. Nearly five years ago, DJ Grooverider was sentenced to four years imprisonment for possession of 2.16 grams of cannabis at the Dubai International Airport. He was pardoned seven months later.\n\tAccording to Sky News, you can get arrested for swearing or making rude gestures, kissing or holding hands in public, adultery, cross-dressing, homosexual behavior, exposing your underwear, taking pictures of certain government buildings, bouncing a check or failing to pay a bill, and wearing revealing clothing at places other than the beach. Visitors can\u2019t eat, drink or smoke in public places during Ramadan.\n\tHere\u2019s another tidbit from Sky News: \u201cRaw poppy seeds are included on the UAE's banned list, and Fair Trials International highlights the case of a man held at customs after poppy seeds from a roll he ate in the airport became trapped in his clothing.\u201d\n\tThen there\u2019s this picture in a story from The National last summer:\n\tHere\u2019s the downright scary caption: \u201cSocial worker Latifa Khadim at Dubai prison with prisoner Zakir Alam. Zakir has served 3 years and 4 months of a two-month prison sentence. He will not be released until he is able to pay the Dh 200,000 blood money to the family of the other driver who was killed in a car accident.\u201d\n\tThe Dubai 2012 app serves up great pics but doesn\u2019t tell American visitors what they really need to know.