February 23, 2024

Saudi Arabia Welcomes 1,300 Hajj Pilgrims from 90 Countries as Host of the Holy Journey

On Saturday, King Salman announced that over 90 countries will send 1,300 Hajj pilgrims to the Kingdom this year. Selected participants will have their pilgrimage expenses covered as part of the Guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Hajj and Umrah. This program will be hosting the pilgrims.

The Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, stated that the yearly program he oversees demonstrates the Kingdom’s commitment to helping Muslims and strengthening its connections with other Islamic nations.

Al-Asheikh said the Saudi government’s yearly generous program enables thousands of Muslims worldwide to perform Hajj in a well-organized system with high-quality services.

Saudi Arabia’s Hospitality and Support for Hajj Pilgrims

The ministry is working with Saudi embassies, and religious attaches overseas to choose participants, help with visa procedures, and oversee the pilgrims’ trip from their starting point to the end of Hajj.

This month, King Salman instructed the Kingdom to accommodate 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj.

The Supreme Court also urged Muslims in Saudi Arabia to watch for the crescent moon during sunset on June 18, the 29th day of Dul Qaada. The month of Dul Hijjah will commence with the appearance of the crescent moon. The court requests that anyone who sees it report to the nearest court.

The General Directorate of Civil Defense has increased the inspections of pilgrims’ residences in Makkah. They also carried out a comprehensive inspection of elevators and escalators. Also, they inspected emergency exit doors and gathering points outside the facilities to ensure maximum safety levels.

The initial batch of 554 pilgrims from Senegal arrived in Makkah from Madinah. A Hajj service provider catering to non-Arab Africans welcomed them. The Senegalese Hajj Affairs Office officials conveyed their gratitude to the Saudi government for the amenities offered to the pilgrims.

According to the SPA, Omar Ahmed, a pilgrim from Egypt, stated that the Kingdom remains devoted to serving Islam and Muslims and taking care of visitors to Makkah and Madinah.

Abbas Abdel Nour, who is a pilgrim from Algeria, praised the care and services given to pilgrims.

The General Administration of Statistics, which is a part of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, is now making more efforts to gauge the satisfaction of visitors and pilgrims at the Grand Mosque. They hope to achieve this through QR codes available in six different languages at five stations.

The General Directorate of Health Affairs in the Al-Jouf region announced they would provide field teams during Hajj at Abu Ajram Center, one of the 14 points of entry to the Kingdom for pilgrims.

The Ministry of Health reports that the field teams have given health services to 5,314 pilgrims. These services include medical exams, measuring vital signs, providing ambulatory services, transporting elderly and sick individuals, giving dental treatment, taking X-rays, and providing medication.


This year, King Salman announced that KSA will be hosting more than 1,300 Hajj pilgrims from 90 countries. The program for Hajj and Umrah hosted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques reflects the Kingdom’s dedication to supporting Muslims and enhancing its relationships with other Islamic countries.

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