2006 News Story

Record number of foreign pilgrims arrive for this year’s Hajj

A record number of foreign pilgrims traveled to the Kingdom for the Hajj this year, Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz announced today in a cable to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Prince Nayef also serves as Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee.

More than 1,654,407 pilgrims from 187 countries came from abroad for the rituals, 92,913 more than in the previous year.