The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
In the small hours of a moonless night, it’s just a road. Lit by sodium lights, it twists up through darkness, seemingly suspended in the void. We have it almost to ourselves. My cousin is driving, neatly negotiating a continual sequence of rising bends. I gaze beyond the meandering river of light into velvet blackness. This, I have been told, is one of the greatest roads in the world. I can’t see why.