Beamed directly into your brain by: aliyaist
The author writes:
So Dave wrote in to ask how it was possible that Blackdrip could run into Antoinette so coincidentally.
I started typing out an extensive explanation, and it suddenly dawned on me that I've been making a terrible mistake for several months now: turns out Abu Dhabi and Dubai are not actually the same place.
So now you all get to enjoy this extensive flashback sequence whose sole purpose is to fill that massive plot hole.