2007 News Story

Hajj pilgrims to begin arriving October 21

Pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj season will begin arriving in Saudi Arabia on October 21 (10 Shawwal), according to Deputy Hajj Minister Hatim Qadhi. The Hajj is tentatively set to begin on December 17 and Arafat Day is tentatively scheduled for December 18, depending on the sighting of the moon.

At least 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to arrive for the pilgrimage, the Arab News reported this weekend.