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The Hajj season for this year began in full swing on 14 June, with pilgrims from all over the world gathering at the holy site in Makkah, united in their vision and singing praises to God. As this period comes to an end, Wego presents a report highlighting the key events of Hajj 2024.

 

For 2024, the number of pilgrims reached 1,833,164, almost matching last year’s figures. This consistency underscores the government’s and its departments’ efficiency in managing the vast crowd, ensuring each pilgrim experiences a peaceful and personal connection with the divine.

Here are some notable facts and figures from this Hajj season:

  • out of all the pilgrims, more than 1.4 million arrived in Saudi Arabia by air. Land ports were also popular, with over 60,000 pilgrims, and a few thousand arrived via sea
  • the Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugaddassah Metro Line operated over 2,000 trips using 17 trains to facilitate pilgrim movement. Additionally, the Haramain High-Speed Railway ran over 3,800 trips on 35 trains, covering five stations during this Hajj season
  • nusuk, a unified platform for Umrah and Hajj, distributed pilgrim cards to ensure only registered pilgrims could enter the holy sites, successfully managing to distribute over 2 million Nusuk cards
  • on Eid al-Adha, which occurred on 17 June, the Ministry of Commerce distributed nearly 34 million food packets to pilgrims in Mina.
  • nearly 10% of all pilgrims benefited from healthcare services since the first of Dhu al-Qi’dah of this Islamic year
  • the healthcare facilities during this period were also noteworthy, with over 5,000 pilgrims receiving healthcare assistance
  • the crowd management plan was highly effective, allowing more than 850,000 pilgrims to perform the Tawaf Al-Ifadah with a 95% compliance rate

Overall, Saudi Arabia continues to push its limits each year to provide the safest and smoothest Hajj experience for millions of Muslims worldwide, implementing comprehensive preparations to manage the influx of pilgrims. This year was no different.