Rockets fired towards Saudi Arabia’s religious tourism city intercepted

Third attempted attack on the Kingdom’s holy city with ballistic missiles, say reports

A growing number of pilgrims to the cities of Makkah and Medinah will have a positive effect on the city of Jeddah.
A growing number of pilgrims to the cities of Makkah and Medinah will have a positive effect on the city of Jeddah.

Two rockets fired towards the religious tourist city of Makkah were intercepted over the cities of Taif and Jeddah by the Saudi military, the news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

The Saudi press have reported that the “Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen” were behind the attack.

Saudi Arabia has recently strengthened its tourism drive through cultural initiatives, including religious tourism. 

Hotelier Middle East recently reported how the growing number of pilgrims to the cities of Makkah and Medinah will have a positive effect on the city of Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, which is considered as the gateway to the holy cities.

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