King Abdullah’s guests arrive in Makkah

December 2, 2008

A group of more than 200 pilgrims, invited by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to perform this year’s Hajj at his expense, arrived in Makkah today.


Their arrival brings to 619 the total number of the King’s guests to arrive in the holy city. On December 1, the first batch of more than 200 pilgrims arrived in Makkah. It included nationals of Jordan, Egypt, the Ivory Coast, Poland, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia and Lithuania.

King Abdullah has invited 1,000 pilgrims from around the world to take part in this year’s Hajj, including 600 from Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, 120 from Western Europe, 61 from Arab countries and 200 from Asia and Australia.

A total of 12,000 pilgrims have performed the Hajj at the invitation and expense of King Abdullah.

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