I had a great idea for a book! It's about a New Yorker named Max Yale, who is a poet and artist, who has been invited to take a month-long trip to Arabia, along with his 6-month girlfriend, Harley Lane, to capture the true beauty of the Middle East despite the minor problems there. If you have any character/plot ideas, continue the discussion! DFTBA!
Arabia? Do you mean Saudi Arabia?
I think that you need to do a lot of research on the area before you look too deeply into plot ideas. (This is why I prefer to write fantasy, because the fantasy version of "research" is "make stuff up about the imaginary world you want your story to be in" and I'm lazy. Although I guess mental laziness makes me a bad nerdfighter. :'( )
Sounds like you need to do more research.