Pilgrims have flocked at the beginning of Thursday, 8 Dhul-Hijjah, to Mina holy site to spend the day of Tarwiyah (water provision) in pursuit of the Prophetic Sunnah, in preparation to stand in the Arafat holy site tomorrow, Friday.
The Kingdom's wise leadership has provided security, medical and catering services and means of transportation for pilgrims to facilitate Hajj and perform their rituals with spirituality and tranquility, stressing the importance that government and service agencies shall strive to implement everything to make their tasks successful during the Hajj season.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and all other concerned government and private agencies have completed their preparations to receive one million pilgrims in the tent city of Mina. They made finishing touches to their operational plans for this year’s Hajj season. The Commands of the Hajj Security Forces announced their readiness to ensure the security and safety of the pilgrims during the Hajj season.
Mina is the largest tent city in the world, extending over 2.5 million square meters with a capacity of about 2.6 million pilgrims. Mina’s City of Tents is one of the biggest projects executed by the Saudi government and serves pilgrims during the Hajj season to ensure their comfort and security.