H&M-owned brand Cos is set to open its first store in Dubai through a franchise agreement with MH Alshaya.

The store is set to open in spring 2013. MH Alshaya also operates the brand's franchise in Kuwait.

"We are very happy to be opening in Dubai and to be expanding further into the Middle East. Alshaya represents the ideal partner for us and we look forward to continuing this relationship," said Marie Honda, overall brand responsible for Cos.