Rory McIlroy emerges victorious in Dubai

26/11/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Rory McIlroy emerges victorious in Dubai

All eyes have been on Dubai over the past few days, as the finest golfers in Europe put on a masterclass at Jumeirah Golf Estates.Northern Ireland's Rory McIlory emerged victorious in the hotly-contested DP World Tour Championship, although he was pushed all the way by the likes of Luke Donald.McIlroy has been in scintillating form this year and he managed five consecutive birdies at the close of play to secure yet another major trophy.The European number one said it was an "unbelievable" feeling to reign supreme in the UAE."I could not have wished for any better. To back up 2011 with another major and to be part of an unbelievable story at the Ryder Cup has made it an incredible year," the 23-year-old commented."But hopefully I can emulate it or do even better next year."The competition was watched by millions of people around the world and viewers were treated to a stunning show by Justin Rose.His round of 62 broke the Earth Course record, but it was still not enough to stop the rampant McIlroy, who has been extremely consistent in 2012.Indeed, he has finished in the top ten in ten of his 15 tournaments on the European Tour circuit and has become the fourth youngest player in history to win their first five events.Once again, Dubai excelled in staging a major sporting occasion.The emirate is building a massive reputation in the world of sport and more top competitions and tournaments are likely to be held in this part of the Gulf in the coming years.This is obviously great news for property investors, particularly those who are looking at buying luxurious villas, apartments and even hotels.Events such as the DP World Tour Championship attract thousands of supporters, who all require accommodation in the emirate.In essence, this high demand means landlords can increase their rent, while hoteliers can hike their room rates.