Over 193,000 pilgrims arrive in Madinah; Egyptians top the list

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Over 23,900 pilgrims have left for their respective homes by air from Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah. — Courtesy photo



Saudi Gazette report

MADINAH —
As many as 193,844 pilgrims have arrived in Madinah until Monday after completing their pilgrimage in Makkah and the holy sites to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at his mosque, according to the committee on Haj and visit.

The committee said a total of 38,885 pilgrims have left Madinah by air and land on their way to their home countries.

It said some 145,947 pilgrims are still in the Prophet's City topped by the Egyptians who are 17,538 followed by the Pakistanis who are 15,451.

The committee said about 31,650 pilgrims are expected to arrive in Madinah until Tuesday evening.

It said 23,916 pilgrims have left for their respective homes by air from Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport while 6,190 left by land to King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah where they will take their flights back to their respective homes.

The committee said since the end of the Haj, a total of 4,708 buses have arrived in Madinah transporting pilgrims from Makkah while 854 buses took the pilgrims to the air and land outlets.


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