The “Dubai Palace” story is a fabrication
The story in the Sunday Times newspaper today, 4 June 2017, that President Jacob Zuma owns a "palace" in Dubai is a fabrication.
President Zuma does not own any property outside South Africa and has not requested anybody to buy property for him abroad.
The President has also not received or seen the reported emails and has no knowledge of them.
Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa