Up to 5.8 mln people performed Umrah so far this year – Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, June 21 (KUNA) — Around 5.8 million people have arrived in Saudi Arabia perform Umrah rituals in the Holy city of Makkah so far this year, Saudi Hajj Ministry announced Tuesday.
The number is expected to soar in the next days to over six million pilgrims, ministry said in a statement, calling on pilgrims to commit to Umrah program adequately in cooperation with the official bodies affiliated with services of Hajj and Umrah system.
The ministry’s service centers in Makkah have provided over 43,000 various services to visitors, noted the Saudi ministry. (end) nh.ma