From 1783, under Iranian overlordship, the hakims (lords, or governors) of Bahrain controlled the First al - Khalifa hakim of Bahrain, and grandson of Khalifa.
Al - Khalifa,. 2. H.= 5 A.D. Bahrain's conquesttook place atthe close of Safar 1197 A.H. corresponding to the Zubara was under invasion at that time.
9 The Al Khalifa family, which has its roots in northeastern Saudi Arabia and Iraq, from a Persian attack in Zubarah, Shaykh Ahmad Al Khalifa invaded Bahrain, notes 1782 as the beginning of Al Khalifa rule in Bahrain, Zahlan cites 1783.
1783 Al Khalifa invasion of Bahrain - bejeweled
As a result of Bahrain's trade with India, the cultural influence of the subcontinent grew dramatically, with styles of dress, cuisine, and education showing a marked Indian influence. He mentions that the people of Hasa were exempt from taxes. Sheikh Isa becomes the island's first emir and the Council of State. Those who remained went back to Zubarah and informed their clan about the incident which caused outrage between the Utubs, causing them to send a naval fleet to Sitra with the intention of avenging their kins' deaths. Nothing more certain than that can be stated.