2007 News Story

King Abdullah to host 1,000 Hajj pilgrims from around the world

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz will host 1,000 pilgrims from more than 25 countries for the Hajj this year, according to Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh Al-Shaikh. He added that the Ministry has established a program for the guests that will allow them to perform the rituals in comfort.

In related news, the Jeddah Islamic Port has completed its preparations for the Hajj pilgrims. More than 412 employees have been assigned to the seaport’s Hajj program, including sea guiders, supervisors, firefighters, maintenance technicians, physicians, nurses, cleaning crews and others.