The family of Martin Carr, 33, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, were told that he had passed away on Monday.
His sister Lorraine Carr, 39, had launched an appeal to raise £45,000 (Dhs216,000) to fly him back to Scotland after his family was told he was unlikely to recover from a coma.
They wanted him to be surrounded by family and friends when he lost his fight for life.
But Lorraine said in an internet message on Monday: “Sadly today we received the news that Martin peacefully passed away. I would like to thank everybody again for their support and generous donations. The family are still coming to terms with the news.”
Carr was put on a life support machine following the July 12 attack.
Following a visit to Dubai the family said that police in the emirate told them Martin was getting out of a taxi when a man, thought to be a complete stranger, attacked him, as reported in 7DAYS on Thursday.
The chef had just quit his job in an Italian restaurant and was about to start a new one as head chef. He had not signed his new contract and therefore was left with no medical insurance.
A Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Carr’s death. He said: “We are providing assistance to the family.”
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