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So Far, 432,225 Hajj Pilgrims Arrive In Saudi Arabia

So Far, 432,225 Hajj Pilgrims Arrive In Saudi Arabia

The number of pilgrims coming to perform Hajj rituals from abroad through air, land and sea ports, has reached 432,225 up till date, according to statistics issued by Saudi General Directorate of Passports

The number of pilgrims coming to perform Hajj rituals from abroad through air, land and sea ports, has reached 432,225 up till date, according to statistics issued by Saudi General Directorate of Passports.

The General Directorate of Passports said the number of pilgrims arriving by air reached (426,292) pilgrims, by land (3251) pilgrims, and by sea (2682) pilgrims, reported state news agency SPA.

Meanwhile, the first batch of pilgrims coming by sea arrived in Jeddah Islamic Port fromthe port of Sawakin in Sudan, comprising 1633 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season 1440 AH, in the presence of President of Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) Eng.

Saad bin Abdulaziz Al-Khalb and a number of the Port’s officials.

President of MAWANI said that the operational plan prepared for this year’s Hajjaims to receive 22,000 pilgrims through Jeddah Islamic Port, with a remarkable increase from the number of pilgrims of the previous year by 37%, through 22 trips on board 4 ferries, with a marked increase fromthe number of trips of the previous year by 29%.

Last year, more than 2.3 million pilgrims, o

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