848,101 Hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

October 10, 2012

The number of pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom from abroad to perform Hajj rituals this year reached 848,101 yesterday. According to a statement released by Director General of the Passport Department Lt. Gen. Salem Al-Bulaihed, 817,358 pilgrims have arrived by air pilgrims, 20,727 by land, and 10,016 by sea.

The Secretariat of the Hajj Committee in Madinah reported that the total number of pilgrims arriving in Madinah has reached 577,331.