King issues directives to host 2,000 Yemeni pilgrims

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued a directive to host 2,000 Yemenis representing families of the martyrs of the Yemeni army personnel and those of the People's Resistance to Perform Haj this year, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The royal directive is in line with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Guests Program, overseen and carried out by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.

997,846 pilgrim arrive in Kingdom

A total of 997,846 pilgrims have arrived so far in the Kingdom, according to the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat).

It said 943,410 pilgrims arrived by air through King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah.

According to the Jawazat, as many as 44,078 pilgrims have arrived by land through the Kingdom's various inlets and 10,358 by sea.

According to the Jawazat, some 588,509 pilgrims have arrived in Madinah to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at his mosque. It said 437,838 pilgrims have completed their visit procedures and proceeded to Makkah for the Haj while 150,640 still remain in the Prophet's City.

Some 261 Tunisian pilgrims arrived on Sunday at Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah within the Makkah Route Initiative (MRI).

A total of 126,474 male and female pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom within the Makkah Route Initiative (MRI) on board 315 flights during the period Dhul Qa’dah 1–24. Of these, 76,120 arrived in Jeddah and 50,354 in Madinah.