The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has reiterated its plans to rehabilitate the historical mountains of Makkah to woo pilgrims from different parts of the Islamic world to visit the sites.

Jabal Al-Noor, where the first verses of the Holy Qur'an were revealed, is among the few sites in Makkah still preserved from the Prophet's time though it does not hold any importance in the religious rites of the obligatory pilgrimage.

In addition to this revered mountain, the Kingdom's tourism authority has promised to develop three historic sites in the holy city, including Jabal Ghar Thawr, where the Prophet and his companion Abu Bakr hid from the enemies during their migration to Madinah.