Over 1.7 million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

October 22, 2012

A total of 1,712,962 pilgrims had arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage by the end of yesterday, it was reported in Jeddah today. According to a statement from Director General of the Passports Department Gen. Salem Al-Bilaihed, 1,584,417 pilgrims arrived by air; 110,616 arrived by land; and 17,929 arrived by sea.