Madinah governor thanks pilgrims for making Hajj a success

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

JEDDAH: Madinah’s governor thanked pilgrims visiting the Prophet’s Mosque for their role in making this year’s Hajj a success by following instructions to ensure a smooth and safe pilgrimage.

Prince Faisal bin Salman was speaking at a ceremony honoring those who served pilgrims this year, in the presence of Madinah’s Deputy Gov. Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal.

Prince Faisal highlighted the Kingdom’s annual success in organizing the Hajj season. The undersecretary of the Hajj and Umrah Ministry, Mohammed Al-Bejawi, thanked both princes for receiving governmental and private authorities on the occasion of the end of the Hajj season. 

Madinah received about 95 percent of pilgrims who came to perform Hajj, with Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport witnessing the arrival and departure of more than 1.2 million pilgrims who enjoyed good services, Al-Bejawi said.

More than 80,000 hotel rooms and other accommodations were made available to pilgrims visiting the Prophet’s Mosque, and were monitored around the clock to ensure the provision of the finest services, he added. Integrated health services were made available to all visitors, he said.