2005 News Story

Foreign pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia exceeds 1 million

The number of pilgrims who arrived from abroad in Saudi Arabia to perform this year's Hajj stands at 1,074,238 as of Monday, Director-General of Passports Maj. General Salem Al-Blaihed reported.  Maj. Gen. Al-Blaihed said 972,546 pilgrims arrived by air, 84,158 overland, and 17,534 by sea.