RIYADH: A total of 718,030 pilgrims of different nationalities reached Madinah so far arriving through air and land ports to perform Hajj this year, reported SPA on Saturday.
The Hajj and Visit committee said in a statistics report that the total of arrivals for Saturday reached 29,090 pilgrims, of whom 25,962 arrived at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah.
The statistics report published on Saturday showed also that 556,953 pilgrims departed to Makkah on Saturday, while the number of pilgrims staying in Madinah until yesterday reached 161,021 pilgrims. Adding that the occupancy rate of housing in Madinah was 54 percent, and that 32,631 pilgrims benefited from the medical services provided to them.
Authorities in Madinah were working around the clock to keep pace with pilgrims arriving through air and land ports to ensure the best experience for visitors performing the Hajj rituals this year.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has called on Muslims throughout Saudi Arabia to be on the lookout for the crescent moon at sunset on the 29th day of Dul Qaada, which falls on June 18. The crescent moon will signal the start of the month of Dul Hijjah. The court urged anyone who sights it to report to the nearest court.