It arms Hatton, 29, an early lead within the Race to Dubai rankings — the profitable season-long competitors to find out the perfect participant on the European Tour.
Hatton began the day one shot again from McIlroy and one forward of compatriot Tommy Fleetwood.
However each McIlroy and Fleetwood struggled on the ultimate day, the previous carding 4 bogeys and the latter taking pictures 73 after a double bogey on the seventeenth gap.
In contrast, Hatton prevented missteps on Sunday as he shot six birdies to equal John Rahm’s document of 4 Rolex Collection titles.
The victory may additionally see Hatton, who secured his first PGA Tour win final yr, transfer into the highest 5 of the golf world rankings.
After a remaining spherical 66 that includes seven birdies and an eagle on the tenth, Australia’s Jason Scrivener moved forward of McIlory to complete second in Dubai.
The European Tour stays in Abu Dhabi for subsequent weekend’s Dubai Desert Basic.