Over 2 million Umrah pilgrims arrive

      Published on Sunday, 30 December , 2018      193 Views     
Over 2 million Umrah pilgrims arrive

  • Events

More than two million Umrah pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom during the current Umrah season, the Saudi Press Agency reported. As of Thursday, Dec. 27, the Ministry of Haj and Umrah has issued a total of 2,386,346 Umrah visas, according to the latest figures released by the ministry on Friday.



A total of 2,002,857 pilgrims have so far arrived in the Kingdom to perform the ritual.

The number of pilgrims staying in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah at present accounts for 468,241, of which there are 326,886 pilgrims in Makkah and 141,355 in Madinah. A total of 1,534,616 Umrah performers have left the Kingdom.

Pakistan tops the number of pilgrims with 558,139 while Indonesia and India came next to it with 362,038 and 267,318 respectively.

Malaysia, which sent 127,385 pilgrims, came fourth and it was followed by Yemen with 99,588 pilgrims, the ministry said.

The ten countries which sent the largest number of Umrah pilgrims also include Algeria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh.



There are 9,634 Saudi officials and employees, including 1648 women, involved in serving the pilgrims at various Umrah companies and establishments, the ministry statement added.

Keywords:
Category Events | 2018/12/30 latest update at 9:00 PM
Source : Saudi Gazette | Photocredit : Google
194 Views
Comments Add comment



Related Articles

The editorial staff of Saudi Arabia Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Saudi Arabia and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Saudi Arabia Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the world.


Sponsored Publications



Air Arabia Egypt Launches Direct Flights Between Sohag and Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia news

Air Arabia Egypt Launches Direct Flights Between Sohag and Riyadh

Air Arabia Egypt has launched a direct flight from Sohag in Egypt to Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. Roundtrip…

Saudi Arabia new rules

Property prices continue to fall in key UAE markets

UAE banks invest Dh87 billion in Saudi Arabia, Egypt

King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh King

King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, senior scholars, ministers and a group of citizens called on…

Saudi King Salman reshapes country’s political and security affairs council King

Saudi King Salman reshapes country’s political and security affairs council

Saudi King Salman on Thursday announced a new list of appointees to key positions in the country’s political…

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has died King

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has died

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passed away on Saturday, family members and Saudi media said on Twitter.…

Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh King

Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa held talks with Saudi officials in Riyadh this week. His visit…

GULF TV

Popular in GULF TV

PIRELLI “DREAMING” – THE CAL 2019 making of Full Version | Fashion Channel

1836 Views

A photographic tale of the aspirations of four women and their determination to achieve their goals, each one…

Latest videos in GULF TV

Events

Lifestyle

Culture

Sport

Science & Technology

Government