Kittel raced clear on the final kilometre stage under the shadow of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - in sealing his own towering performances with victory over Elia Viviani and Mark Cavendish on the finishing sprint.
The German Etixx-QuickStep rider won the overall title by four seconds from Giacomo Nizzolo with Juan José Lobato finishing third overall, six seconds behind.

Marcel Kittel wins Dubai Tour finale, claims overall victory

Dubai Tour
Marcel Kittel wins Dubai Tour finale, claims overall victory
06/02/2016 AT 11:39
"I am really really happy - I was already dreaming about this moment yesterday, and I really wanted it," said Kittel.
The team was fantastic in the final..we did an incredible job. When you look at the other teams they all came way too early, but we stayed calm and came in the right moment. It's great to finish the Dubai Tour, my first race with Etixx, like this.
"My confidence is now probably 1000 times higher than a year ago.
"I am incredibly proud to start like this. I felt super when I came to Dubai and I think that's the perfect base to start the new season."


1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx-QuickStep 02:50:47
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
4 Andrea Palini (Ita) Skydive Dubai
5 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
7 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx-QuickStep
8 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
9 Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff
10 Yanto Barker (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling


1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx-QuickStep 14:46:54
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 00:00:04
3 Juan José Lobato (Spa) Movistar 00:00:06
4 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC 00:00:16
5 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar 00:00:23
6 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC 00:00:25
7 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff 00:00:28
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
10 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai 00:00:29

'Awesome!' Kittel delight at Dubai Tour GC win

Dubai Tour
Kittel claims Dubai Tour after final stage heroics
06/02/2016 AT 19:57
Dubai Tour
'Awesome!' Kittel delight at Dubai Tour GC win
06/02/2016 AT 11:53