2005 News Story

Updated statistics of pilgrim arrivals

The Director-General of Passports Maj. Gen. Salem Al-Blaihed reported today that as of Tuesday, a total of 883,954 pilgrims had arrived in Saudi Arabia from abroad for this year’s Hajj.  Of those, 834,128 pilgrims arrived by air, 34,862 by sea, and 14,964 by land.