Haj: More than one million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

25% increase over last year

RIYADH 22 August 2017: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has announced the latest figures of pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Haj rituals.

Till yesterday, some 1,151,010 pilgrims had landed in Saudi Arabia since the start of Haj season, said Wam.

This indicates a 25 per cent increase of arrivals compared to the same period last year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The directorate explained that 1,084,859 pilgrims arrived by air, 60,204 by land, and 5,947 by sea.

By Rajive Singh