More than half a million pilgrims reach Madinah

November 23, 2008

The Saudi General Directorate of Passports announced yesterday that the number of pilgrims entering the Kingdom since the start of the Hajj season totaled 777,091 pilgrims, including 747,038 by air, 20,264 by land and 9,789 by sea.


According to the Hajj Committee in Madinah, the number of pilgrims who arrived in that city up to yesterday amounted to 549, 881.