Yemeni Houthi rebels have claimed an attack on an oil facility in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan in a barrage of overnight drone and missile attacks.

A Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis said it shot down "booby-trapped" drones and ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-aligned rebels towards the country, the world's largest oil exporter.

"Coalition forces intercepted and destroyed four ballistic missiles, and seven drones launched by the Houthis towards Saudi Arabia," coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al Maliki said.

The Houthis said in a statement: "We have accurately targeted the giant oil facility in Jizan, southern Saudi Arabia."

The group added it targeted military sites in several airports in the south of Saudi Arabia as a part of a wide operation.

Saudi Aramco runs a 400,000 barrels per day refinery in the Red Sea city of Jizan, around 60 kilometres from the Yemen border.

Aramco had not made any comment on the incident by 11am UK time on Monday.

“With many drones our armed forces targeted military aircraft, pilot accommodation and Patriot systems in Khamis Mushait, and other military targets at Abha, Jizan and Najran airports,” Yahya Sarea, a Houthi military spokesman, was quoted as saying by Reuters.

“Additionally, the giant oil facility in the Jizan industrial zone. The strike was accurate.”

Khamis Mushait, Abha, Jizan and Najran are all in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Yemen border.

Houthis have in the past repeatedly targeted Saudi oil facilities as part of a strategy to force the country end its involvement in the Yemeni civil war.