Indeed Brady would win just 12 points in the set as she was broken three times, ultimately forced to bow to Halep's outstanding tennis, 6-0.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Halep, who also hoisted the Dubai trophy in 2015, stormed back from a break down at 3-1 in the final set to clinch her 20th career WTA singles title after almost two-and-a-half hours of unpredictable play.
Rybakina, 20, playing her fourth final this year, took the two-time Grand Slam victor to a third-set tiebreak.
Elena Rybakina is now ranked no. 19 and she has a 18-3 win-loss record in 2020.
On Rybakina, who will rise to 17th from 19th in the rankings today, Halep, who at 28 is eight years her senior, said: "She's a talented player".
Rybakina saved set points in both sets.
It is for the third time when Halep wins the Dubai Open, after victories in 2014 and 2015. He took the restrict to Halep, among the best on the circuit, which already has about twenty titles, together with two from the Grand Slam the place he contemplates one other three misplaced finals.
"Rybakina is still really young and has many years ahead of her in the game". He didn't give up any ball.
En route to her biggest semifinal, Brady has upended Elina Svitolina, French finalist Marketa Vondrousova and now the Australian runner-up.
"It was a little bit tough, I was too nervous". "Hopefully, I can continue to play like this this year and next year also". Halep had to retire in the first set due to injury, awarding Rybakina the victory. "She played really good, I just tried to do my best", said Rybakina, who is making her tournament debut and arrived late in Dubai after playing the final in St Petersburg last Sunday. "But I love her very much, that's why I fought until the end".
The first set started with Rybakina showing signs of the same form which had seen her make it to four WTA finals this year including this one in Dubai.