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More than 1.8 million Muslims gather for 2019 Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

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More than 1.8 Million International Pilgrims Arrived in Saudi Arabia for Pilgrimage The Saudi General Directorate of Passports said in a statement.

 

1,725,455 pilgrims travelled to the Kingdom by air, 95,634 arrived via land borders and 17,250 via sea ports.

 

The total number of Hajj pilgrims who had arrived from abroad via air, land and sea ports until 4 p.m. local time on Wednesday afternoon was 1,838,339 pilgrims, said Major General Sulaiman Al Yahya, the Director General of Passports.

 

The majority of the pilgrims arrived by plane, he disclosed.

 

In total, more than two million people, including Saudis and expatriate residents of the Kingdom, are expected in Saudi Arabia’s holy cities of Makkah and Madinah for the Hajj this year.

 

 

 

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