Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive For Hajj

26 . 8 . 2017

Jeddah, August 26 – Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30, 2017.

In total, around two million people from across the globe are expected to visit the Holy City of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, making it the largest annual international gathering, and which, for many Muslims, is the highlight of their spiritual lives.

The Kingdom is expecting to welcome around two million international pilgrims in total