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1,750,000

The total number of visas issued for this year’s Hajj. A new record said Saudi authorities.

100

The number of countries from which Hajjis hailed.

116

The age of the oldest Hajji. Born in 1892, Yoreh Abdolkhanin from Susa, Iran, was the oldest pilgrim to go on the Hajj this year.

12,00

The number of additional carpets which are provided for the courtyards of the haram sharif and roofs in order to accomadate the large visitor numbers during the hajj.

5,200

The number of buildings in the Holy city which were granted permits to accomadate pilgrims.

38,200

The number of personal employed to guard for the pilgrims security in Makkah and the holy sites.

3,000

The number of men employed to help with the flow of Hajjis in the the grand mosque itself.

250,000

The number of umbrellas distributed to pilgrims by the Al-Amoudi Charity society to protect them from sunstroke and heat.

9,076

The number of mosques which got a new look at the beginning of the Hajj. Each had new carpets installed and was given new copies of the Quran.

157

The number of buses that arrived on a daily basis to madinah for seven days.

133

The number of Health centres which were allocated to cater for over 400,000 patients who used the service.

842,035

The number of pilgrims arriving in Madinah in one day (Wednesday 3 December)

14,000

The units of blood put at the disposal of hospitals during the hajj to meet the requirements for over three million pilgrims.

7,000

The number of cleaning workers recruited for Makkah to operate 212 rubish trucks and 178 hydraulic trucks.

10,000

The amount of garbage in tones removed in the final six days of the Hajj by cleaning workers.