Over 1.5 Million Hajj Pilgrims Have Now Arrived In Makkah

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Over 1.5 Million Hajj Pilgrims Have Now Arrived In Makkah

Pilgrims are pouring into Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah, gearing up for the Hajj pilgrimage set to start later this week!

Over 1.5 Million Hajj Pilgrims Have Now Arrived In Makkah Over 1.5 Million Hajj Pilgrims Have Now Arrived In Makkah

This year marks a significant return to the massive scale of the event, reminiscent of pre-pandemic times.

Over 1.5 pilgrims have arrived from all across the globe

Over 1.5 Million Hajj Pilgrims Have Now Arrived In Makkah!

By Tuesday, over 1.5 million international pilgrims had arrived in Saudi Arabia, with the majority traveling by air from various parts of the globe. The number is expected to rise as more pilgrims make their way to Mecca, including hundreds of thousands of Saudis and residents of Saudi Arabia who will join the pilgrimage when it officially begins on Friday.

Saudi officials anticipate that this year’s Hajj will surpass the numbers seen in 2023 when over 1.8 million people participated, edging closer to the pre-pandemic figure of more than 2.4 million pilgrims in 2019.

A quota system is used to manage the influx of pilgrims

The Kingdom manages the influx of pilgrims through a quota system, allocating one pilgrim per thousand Muslim citizens of each country. This meticulous control ensures the smooth flow of the immense crowds, underscoring Saudi Arabia’s commitment to facilitating a safe and fulfilling Hajj experience for all participants.

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