The number of pilgrims from abroad who have arrived in Saudi Arabia for this year’s haj reached 1,817,557 as of August 6, according to the ministry of hajj and umrah on its official Twitter account.
#MinistryofHajjandUmrah: 1,817,557 Hajj pilgrims arrived via air, land, and sea ports#Hajj2019#TheKingdomEmbracestheWorld#HajjandUmrahinNumbers pic.twitter.com/Ii14Jwl739
— وزارة الحج والعمرة (@HajMinistry) August 6, 2019
This was up from 1,604,171 pilgrims as of August 3.
More than 2 million pilgrims are expected to perform the haj this year that starts on August 9.
In 2018, 2.37 million pilgrims congregated in Saudi Arabia for the haj, with 75 per cent coming from abroad.
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