Shanshan Feng came from five shots behind with a final-round 64 to capture her third consecutive Omega Dubai Ladies Masters title and a fourth in five years.
China's Feng finished two strokes clear of England's Charley Hull, who staged her own final-round rally, shooting a 65 to move up 23 places on the final leaderboard.
India's Aditi Ashok (70) tied for third with first-round leader Florentyna Parker (71).
England's Felicity Johnson began the final round with a two-shot lead, but faded to a tie for seventh after a 75.
The season-ending Ladies European Tour event was shortened to 54 holes after caddie Max Zechmann suffered a fatal collapse on the course.