Over 1.2 Million Pilgrims Have Arrived in Saudi Arabia, Hajj Minister Says

Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced the arrival of some 1.2 million pilgrims by the end of the day. The pilgrims, journeying from across the globe, reportedly completed their entry procedures with ease.

Dr. Al-Rabiah emphasized their "excellent health condition and high levels of satisfaction."

Expressing gratitude, the minister attributed this success to "Allah first," followed by the "unlimited support of the wise leadership," and the "sincere efforts of the heroes of the sector serving the pilgrims."

At a government news conference held in Riyadh today and attended by Minister of Media Salman bin Yousef Al-Dossary, Dr. Al-Rabiah said that the Kingdom, since its founding, has been honored to serve pilgrims and worshippers, as the wise leadership attaches great importance to providing the highest levels of care to pilgrims and to facilitating their arrival to the two holy mosques and the holy sites, to perform the rituals with ease.

Dr. Al-Rabiah reaffirmed the ongoing commitment to serving pilgrims, driven by directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the close follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

He also acknowledged the continuous support of Minister of the Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, along with the dedication of the princes and representatives in the regions of Makkah and Madinah.

With the continued arrival of pilgrims, Dr. Al-Rabiah emphasized the importance of cooperation from all pilgrims. He stressed the need for adherence to regulations and instructions to ensure a smooth and fulfilling Hajj experience for everyone.

Minister Al-Rabiah reiterated the wise leadership's unwavering commitment to ensuring a successful Hajj season. This manifested in early preparations, including diligent reviews of plans, projects, and initiatives. By addressing challenges from previous years and fostering creative solutions, the ministry strives to continuously improve pilgrim services. This dedication aligns perfectly with the goals of Kingdom Vision 2030, he added.