1,705,181 pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

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According to latest reports, 1,705,181 pilgrims have arrived by Friday in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The General Directorate of Passports said in its daily statistics that 1,602,661 pilgrims arrived by air; 87,685 by land; and 14,835 by sea.


The number of pilgrims from Pakistan reached 183,337 while 170,050 were the number of pilgrims that arrived from India. Indonesian pilgrims that arrived numbered at 226,541.

Meanwhile, Saudi security forces have paraded through Mecca ahead of Hajj, with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other top officials among those watching.

The military display took place late on Wednesday.

Between two and three million Muslims are expected to travel to Mecca for this year's Hajj, which will take place at the beginning of next month.

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