He also met Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa at Al Wadi Palace and gifted him books written by former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru while in prison, including Discovery of India.
The members of Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) received the Gandhi scion at the airport with open arms and smiles.
Fans and well-wishers thronged the airport, breaching the security, to greet and take selfies on their mobile phones with the newly-elected Congress chief.
Gandhi will be addressing the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) conclave in Bahrain. (ANI)