A British nurse has died on a girls' holiday in Dubai after falling ill on the flight over from Britain.
Charlotte Carter was 'excited' for her winter sunshine holiday with friends and was due to stay at the plush Five Palm Jumeirah hotel in the sunshine kingdom, the Daily Mail reports.
But the mental health nurse began feeling ill on the flight before suffering a heart attack in a taxi to their hotel.
The 30-year-old was taken into intensive care and resuscitated 'multiple times' but tragically died.
She flew with two female friends on October 29 from Gatwick Airport and the group ordered bottles of champagne before taking off.
But Charlotte later fell ill during the seven hour flight - and suffered cardiac arrest in the taxi on their way to see a friend living in UAE.
Charlotte, of Swansea, South Wales, did not take out travel insurance ahead of the trip and her family now face $58,000 costs to cover medical bills and to bring her home to the UK.
Friend Megan Boyes, who set up a crowdfunding page, said: "Our gorgeous friend Charlotte tragically lost her life at the age of 30.
"She was so excited to go on holiday to Dubai on a girls trip but sadly she fell ill on the flight which resulted in her being taken to intensive care once arriving in Dubai.
"After being resuscitated multiple times she unfortunately couldn't be saved.
"We want to help raise money, as like many young people do, Charlotte didn't take out travel insurance which means the medical bills and repatriation costs will be very high.
"Charlotte was the most caring, kind and thoughtful person and she dedicated her life to helping others as a mental health nurse. She was taken from us far too young.
"Any contributions however big or small will be very much appreciated by her family and friends."
Earlier this year, New Zealand woman Abby Hartley died in Bali after becoming ill on a second honeymoon.
Her hospital bill was well over $100,000. Her insurance company refused to pay the bill, telling her family her illness related to a pre-existing condition.