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Over six million pilgrims performing Umrah

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A record number of more than six million pilgrims will perform Umrah by the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which witnesses the peak Umrah season of the year.

As of Tuesday, a total of 5,888,986 pilgrims arrived in the holy city of Makkah from all over the world, according to the statistical report of the Information Center at the Ministry of Haj and Umrah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The holy city will witness huge influx of Umrah pilgrims during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

“The number of Umrah pilgrims will exceed six million over the coming days.

The ministry, in cooperation and coordination with the concerned agencies, has made elaborate arrangements to cope with the unprecedented rush of pilgrims as well as to enable them to perform their rituals in ease and comfort,” the center said in a press statement adding that it has so far rendered 43,000 services to the pilgrims.

Meanwhile, Tarek Al-Abdul Jabbar, assistant president of the Airports, made an inspection tour of the Haj and Umrah terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Monday.

Accompanied by Abdullah Al-Reemi, director general of KAIA, and other senior airport officials, he reviewed the arrangements and facilities being made for the pilgrims. It is noteworthy that there are around 7,000 officials and employees, representing 27 public and private sectors, engaged in serving the pilgrims at the 14 departure and arrival lounges at the airport.

[Source: Saudi Gazette]
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