Dubai government-owned company Aswaaq is teaming up with French supermarket retailer Monoprix to sell a range of products including clothing in Aswaaq stores throughout Dubai.

The first phase of the partnership will see 500 new products featured in Aswaaq stores, local news reports said, with these chosen to appeal to customers of all nationalities and age groups.

"By building international supply chains, we can cater to the needs of the entire population by bringing the best international products to the people of Dubai," said Aswaaq CEO Abdul Basset Al Janahi.

He added: "We are looking forward to strengthening our partnership with Monoprix in the upcoming years as we look beyond product distribution to actual retail management."