Hajj and umrah Ministry declare around 5 million Umrah pilgrims perform rituals of Umrah Including India Pakistan Bangladesh.

Prince Badr bin Sultan, emir deputy of Makkah region, chairs the meeting of Executive Committee of the Central Hajj & Umrah 2022 Committee in Jeddah on Tuesday. — SPA

The HAJJ and Umrah Ministry revealed that nearly five million Umrah pilgrims within Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad have performed Umrah2022 & Umrah 2023 during the current season starting from 01 Muharram 1444 Hiraj  i.e August 2022 Umrah. The ministry officials said this during the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Hajj Committee here on Tuesday.

Saudi Prince Badr bin Sultan, deputy emir of Makkah region and chairman of the committee, presided over the meeting, which was attended by Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Transport and Logistics Ministry Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, Director of Passports Lt. Gen. Suleiman Al-Yahya, & Director of Public Security Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami.

This meeting discussed a number of topics related to the Hajj and Umrah 2022 & Hajj and Umrah 2023 seasons for the year 1444 AH. During the meeting, Prince Badr was briefed on the preparations and readiness of authorities for the Hajj season of 1444. These included the preparations at the Grand Mosque and its facilities to receive and serve the Umrah pilgrims, and the readiness of the systems and employees of the General Directorate of Passports at King Abdulaziz International Airport and Islamic Port in Jeddah to quickly complete the procedures for the arrival and departure of Umrah pilgrims.

The meeting reviewed the elaborate arrangements and facilities being made to serve the Hajj & Umrah pilgrims at the holy sites, as well as the progress of the development projects and residential projects to increase the housing areas of Hajj pilgrims in Mina and the development of transport stations around the Grand Mosque in Makkah..