Probably, the first question you'd be asking to yourself coming here is, why am I here? why will I want to go to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the first place? Don't I have any better option than this? What's so special about here? I too had the same thoughts when I first came to know that I will be travelling here for nearly a month. But only thoughts and imaginations are free to judge and guide. No country is as bad as we all are told about or as the media casts and no country is as good as we all think or read.
One of my close friends once told me that you could always visit a place at least once. even hell is worth visiting once. By hell, I did not mean North Korea. It may be an exception :) Just kidding. When you see things through your own eyes, only then you are in true position to decide the differences. Does not the sand and the palm tree excite you to come, visit them? Do not you want to hear the songs of desert wind? We all were beginner once and the beginner's luck is now.