Maria Marghani Mohammed, the oldest Indonesian pilgrim attending this year’s Hajj, arrived in Jeddah on Saturday.
Maria, 104, is also believed to be the oldest person to perform this year’s Hajj rituals.
Top Saudi officials as well as several media outlets greeted her upon arriving at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Al Arabiyah reported.
The director of the operations room at the ministry of culture and information Abdulkhaliq al-Zahrani, the Indonesian counsel in Jeddah, Mohammed Sharif Deen and chief of the Indonesian pilgrimage mission Arshad Hadia welcomed Maria to Saudi Arabia.
Maria expressed satisfaction to visit Saudi Arabia and thanked authorities for the warm welcome.
Muslims from around the globe gather in Mecca each year to perform Hajj rituals.
Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are financially and physically capable of undertaking the journey.
It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm.
The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th (or in some cases 13th) of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.
Because the Islamic calendar is lunar and the Islamic year is about eleven days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Gregorian date of Hajj changes from year to year.