Saudi Arabia expects 24 percent increase in Hajj pilgrims this year

:: Over one million pilgrims arrive through Saudi Arabia’s land, air and sea ports for Hajj this year. The numbers have totaled to 1,070,951 individuals as of Friday evening.

According to the Saudi General Directorate of Passports, this is an increase of 204,302 pilgrims or 24 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

The Directorate added that the number of incoming pilgrims through Saudi Arabia’s airports has peaked at 1,015,482. The number of pilgrims arriving through the land ports is placed at 50,554 and through sea is 4,915 pilgrims.

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