This story seems to get perfunctory coverage, and what there is, is of a salacious and prurient nature. Most people seemed to have missed the big picture.
Irishman gets three months in jail for sex with woman in back of Dubai taxi - National News - Independent.ie
The defence such as it was is that McRedmond had a row with the taxi-driver and he made a malicious accusation as a result. What is not mentioned in any article on the case, and any other article on any other similar case, of which there are plenty, is just how islamic jurisprudence works. In any islamic court the testimony of a muslim will always outweigh that of an infidel. In fact in this case it was the word of the taxi driver against 2 unbelievers yet the judges accepted his word despite contradictions in his testimony. It really is a wretched part of the world