1,141,998 Hujjaj have left Saudi Arabia so far
10 September 2018|29 Dhul Hijjah 1439|Arab News
The total number of hujjaj departing via land, air and sea ports of the Kingdom has reached 1,141,998, according to the statistics issued by the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat).
The directorate said the number of hujjaj leaving by air was 1,042,305, by land 83,339 and by sea 15,954.
The number of hujjaj who arrived in Madinah reached 553,151, while the total number remaining in Madinah is 194,373, authorities said.
Meanwhile,Hujjaj who were part of the Guests of King Salman for Hajj and Umrah program has thanked the Saudi authorities for the welcome they received, and shared stories of the heartbreaking suffering and loss they have endured over the years at home.
King Salman praised the efficient organization of the Hajj, which allowed the hujjaj “to perform their duties with ease, security and reassurance in a serene environment.” The king and the crown prince also thanked Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, head of Supreme Hajj Committee, for ensuring the successful implementation of Hajj plans.