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Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab

US Open golf champion hit bunker shots on the helipad of seven-star venue near Jumeirah beach

Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
Jumeirah’s Global Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his spectacular final shots of 2011 watched by his caddie JP Fitzgerald on the helipad at the Burj Al Arab hotel (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
After the most successful year of his golfing career, Rory McIlroy, concludes the season with one last shot on one of Dubai’s most iconic buildings, Burj Al Arab (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
Rory commented on this event saying 'we did a photo shoot in Dubai last week up on the helipad of Burj Al Arab and it was a lot of fun!' (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
McIlroy is Northern Irish from Holywood in County Down (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
He has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
On 19 June 2011, he won the US Open, his first major (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
McIlroy on the helipad at the Burj Al Arab hotel (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
The hotel stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
he shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab soars to a height of 321 metres (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
Jumeirah’s Global Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
(Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy tees off at the top of Dubai's Burj Al Arab
(Getty Images)