Eman Abdul Atti died at around 4:35 am due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction.
For several precarious seconds, she dangled in the air as the crane paused, with workers shouting instructions to one another.
Eventually she lost the strength to move on her own and was bedridden for 25 years.
Ms Ahmed refrained from going out of her house for over two decades because of her weight and a stroke left her paralysed a year ago.
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She first had surgery in Mumbai, losing about 317kg after being transported from Egypt on a specially adapted cargo plane following a tweet to India's foreign minister pleading for help. Days before she left for the Abu Dhabi hospital, she had weighed in at 176 kg.in the presence of this reporter.
Ms Ahmed's sister had alleged that her treatment in Mumbai had been far short of satisfactory and that the family had been misled. According to Dr Nabeel Debouni, the hospital's medical director, Eman had shown much improvement since her admission to Burjeel in May. At that time, he intended for her to lose another 155 to 175 pounds (70 to 80 kg) within the next couple of months.
Doctors believe her condition is caused by a fluid retention problem, meaning that large amounts of extra water are being retained in her body.
Her sister started a campaign online to help raise awareness about her plight. "We are happy that we did bring her weight down", he had said in response to the family's charges.
The family has expressed their appreciation for the care and treatment provided to Eman by Burjeel Hospital.