Electronic voting (e-voting) has been attracting the attention of governments around the world. Many countries have pursued implementing e-voting systems in their national elections. This article presents a case study of an e-voting system deployment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE has conducted its Federal National Council (FNC) elections for the 2011-2015 session of the National Assembly using an advanced e-voting system with biometric-based smart cards to verify voters' identities. The article provides detailed insights on the phases of the project, from the design phase up to election day. The article also provides a comprehensive overview of the current literature around e-voting in order to enhance understanding of the field and of global practices.