The last day of racing in the UAE Tour saw an expected sprint showdown in Dubai. An early breakaway trio escaped early on but with a number of teams wanting to set it up for their sprinters, it was never a move that had a chance of surviving.
Once into the final ten kilometres of the race the team moved to the head of the peloton en masse in an effort to position Max Walscheid for the upcoming sprint.
With his team-mates helping him to position him in the finale; Walscheid managed to move up in the closing fifty metres, resulting in a seventh place finish on the day.
With no gaps between the GC riders, it means that Wilco Kelderman and Tom Dumoulin finished the race fifth and sixth respectively in the overall standings.